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General Chat Thread, 70 Amazon voucher. What to buy? in General; [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scenery-Posters-Africa-Plains-Poster/dp/B001BXWU6C/ref=sr_1_42?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1248946150&sr=8-42]Scenery Posters: Africa - Plains Poster - 91.5 x 61 cm: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home[/ame] Just like having a window!!!...
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scenery-Posters-Africa-Plains-Poster/dp/B001BXWU6C/ref=sr_1_42?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1248946150&sr=8-42]Scenery Posters: Africa - Plains Poster - 91.5 x 61 cm: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home[/ame]

    Just like having a window!!!

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    some over priced geek book you wouldn't otherwise buy.

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    how about the Battlestar Galactica all season boxset, one of the best programmes to air in recent years.
    Or The Wire season 1, read above for comment.
    Farscape - enough said
    Battlestar Galactica season 2 Soundtrack.
    Raymond E Feist - Magician
    Role Models Dvd


    im waiting for my car to be mot'ed, couldnt you guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Since when did Preston Docks turn into the wilderness of Africa?

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    Save it and trade it in for your next hair cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Since when did Preston Docks turn into the wilderness of Africa?
    Chris wouldn't know whether or not the view did look like that since the office has no window.

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    I have an interview with them lined up to 'discuss' this little matter next week.
    When you get shown an office with a window, sign all the documentation for it and then suddenly get plonked into an oversized broom cupboard they wonder why one of my forst tasks is to seek a new office. Apparently they are not to happy about this and i may get moved (hopefully), if not there are plenty more out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Chris wouldn't know whether or not the view did look like that since the office has no window.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I have an interview with them lined up to 'discuss' this little matter next week.
    When you get shown an office with a window, sign all the documentation for it and then suddenly get plonked into an oversized broom cupboard they wonder why one of my forst tasks is to seek a new office. Apparently they are not to happy about this and i may get moved (hopefully), if not there are plenty more out there.
    :O:O:O The cheek of it!!! Go get them and unleash the power of the Edu-God on them as that is appalling!! The view you described to me sounded a nice view when we spoke a bit since about it but a broom cupboard is not good if you signed for a window.

    Then again I cannot complain as I have 3 windows (all side by side) in my office where as my tech used to live in a windowless office that wasn't very nice.

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    My office window is about 7ft from the floor, so if i wanted to look out, I would have to climb my desk. lol

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    Well, I placed an order yesterday and this is what I ordered:

    Book - The Zombie Survival Guide; Complete Protection From Teh Living Dead

    DVD - 20th Century Boys Chapter 2 (pre-order)

    Speakers - Logitech X-140

    MP3 - Best of Radiohead

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    MP3 - Best of the 80s

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    DB> i assume this is Regus? They did that to me too. Shown 2nd floor office with view over a garden, and then get a smaller ground floor office with views of the bins in the alleyway (so no light)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    DB> i assume this is Regus? They did that to me too. Shown 2nd floor office with view over a garden, and then get a smaller ground floor office with views of the bins in the alleyway (so no light)
    Correct. I'll see what they do when I give them my notice to quit at the end of the month. by all accounts they are desperate for companies to stay, and the anoyign thing is that the office they showed me is still vacant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Mortal Engines Quartet

    Absolutely brilliant series of books that are far too good for the older children that they are purportedly aimed at. Set in a steampunk world where tracked cities chase and devour each other, the books follow Tom and Hester through various adventures up to a stunning climax.

    Why a merely "OK" writer like JK Rowling is huge while Reeve isn't is one of the mysteries of life. His Larklight series and the prequel to "Engines", along with his revisionist take on Arthurian legend are also well worth seeking out.
    Seconded - brilliant set of books! Reading the new Fever Crumb at the mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Correct. I'll see what they do when I give them my notice to quit at the end of the month. by all accounts they are desperate for companies to stay, and the anoyign thing is that the office they showed me is still vacant!
    The only thing they understand is witholding payment and leaving. As a hint, the people you are dealing with are not passing any problems up the chain, you will have to contact the regional manager yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    The only thing they understand is witholding payment and leaving. As a hint, the people you are dealing with are not passing any problems up the chain, you will have to contact the regional manager yourself.
    He could always invite the reginonal manager into the office for a meeting about it and leave briefly, with the door accidentally locking behind him.

    See how acceptable a room with no window is then

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